Neonatal Resuscitation

Indications: For a newborn to < 30 days of age and severe cardio-respiratory distress or if child is less than full term or there was mucomium present or there is a poor APGAR score.

Resuscitation: Attempt to provide warmth, position and or clear the airway, dry and stimulate the neonate.

If after 30 seconds the patient is apnoeic, gasping or has a HR < 100 BPM provide positive pressure ventilation via BVM using room air.

If the patient`s HR is or drops below 60 BPM begin chest compressions, provide positive pressure ventilations via BVM with 100% O2 and initiate transport.

Pedicatic Cardiac Arrest